All about dating and courtship

12 Mar

This is especially true in the world of modern dating.Dating, followed by courtship, is supposed to lead to a happy marriage.The test is Rom - "true love does no harm to a neighbour and fulfills the law." So we must find a lawful way for our young people to fall in love and prepare for marriage. It is an established cultural norm to be followed without further question.Most parents continue to allow dating because it is the way that they did things in their day, and they believe that they survived.It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life--with prayer, careful investigation and family involvement.Neither dating nor courting is mentioned in the Bible.

Our culture finds it hard to make such judgements because the dating scene seems to be an expression of "teenagers in love" - and love is thought to be something that just happens, over which we have no control.

First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.

This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.

The next step, achieving a happy marriage, then also becomes impossible. While everyone wants to be happy—and assumes that following the established norm is the right way to achieve happiness—most remain miserable and never know why.

It is time to unlearn the wrong principles, acquired from society—and to learn and apply God's true principles, leading to happy marriages and families!